Welcome to the Ethiopia Protection Cluster Webpage
The Ethiopia Protection Cluster has been active since 2008 following the global roll out of the cluster approach. In 2016, for the first time, a protection component was included in the Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). In 2019, for the first time, a Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) was prepared which cited 3.19 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Protection situation in Ethiopia
Key protection concerns faced by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other affected populations in Ethiopia include sexual and gender based violence, physical violence, child marriage, family separation (including unaccompanied and separated children), psycho-social distress and trauma, persons with specific needs not receiving or being able to access life-saving services, persons without adequate shelter and living in collective sites, persons missing documentation and having no legal redress for lost property, livelihood or human rights violations.
Protection cluster participants
The Ethiopia Protection Cluster (EPC) includes the Child-Protection (CP) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Areas of Responsibility (CP/GBV AoR), co-led by UNICEF, UNFPA and the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA); the Housing, Land and Property Working Group (HLP WG), co-led by UNHCR and NRC, and the Site Management Support Working Group (SMS WG), co-led by UNHCR and IOM.
The Protection Cluster membership includes Government Institutions, UN agencies, donors, national and international NGOs.
The Protection Cluster meetings are held twice per month on Thursday.
This site is under development. The main web site for NPC Ethiopia can be found at a Humanitarian Response
Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO)
Association for Women's Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD)
Bureau of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (BoWCYA)
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Commission/ (ECC-SDCO)
Emanuel Development Association (EDA)
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)
Humanity & Inclusion (HI)
International Medical Corps (IMC)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Oromia Pastoralist Association (OPA)
Partnership for Pastoralist Development Association (PAPDA)
Pastoralist concern (PC)
Plan International (PI)
Save the Children International (SCI)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR)
World Vision Ethiopia (WVE)
Zonal Office of Women and Children Affairs (ZOWCA)